Garden Glow Dogwood

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The Garden Glow Dogwood (Cornus hesseyii 'Garden Glow') is a deciduous shrub with so many vivid ornamental features! Your Garden Glow has so much to offer! Its oval leaves have a delightfully-pointed appearance and maintain a golden-green hue all summer long. Spring brings clusters of petite, white flowers that transition to small, white berries in summer! These are a boon to pollinators and later on food for songbirds!

Garden Glow is a multi-stemmed shrub, with an upright and spreading growth habit. Dogwood are adaptable to a wide variety of conditions and are urban tolerant. You can prune it as desired, but it's also lovely just as it is and in fact, is considered a low-maintenance shrub. Garden Glow Dogwood is even fast-growing so you won't have to wait long to see results.

When autumn arrives, your Garden Glow's foliage will turn a spectacular red, with the twigs maintaining a brilliant scarlet throughout winter. No matter the season, this fabulous Dogwood is sure to please! Cold hardy in USDA growing zones 4 through 8, these neat and tidy mounding shrubs reach a mid-sized 4-5 feet in mature height and width.

Planting and Application:

A brilliant addition to any shady garden site, one stands out as a specimen and it would look amazing planted en masse in a location wherever color is needed. You could also plant several as a hedge along your property line or just one for a little splash of color in your front yard. Anchor a garden or pair two as sentries welcoming you home, we're sure no one will miss your driveway with these standing guard!

Dogwoods are always exceptional choices for a landscape, and Golden Glow is a wonderful variety to try. Just as the name implies, this Dogwood will provide a glow of golden color for your summer landscape - and a whole lot more year-round! Brighten a tired foundation planting or use along your front yard to divide it from the sidewalk for a bit of privacy. Or add golden color to a mixed-shrub border as a specimen or as the backdrop itself to set off all your perennials, Roses or smaller shrubs brilliantly!
  • Brilliant Golden Green Foliage
  • Darling Blooms & White Fruit
  • Bee, Butterfly & Bird-Friendly Shrubs
  • Low-Maintenance & Adaptable
  • Woodland Gardens, Hedges, Screenings, Specimen & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Holding their color in full shade and partial shade, Garden Glow brightens the gloom without any fuss or muss. Just provide a well-drained soil location and these beauties adapt greatly to drier locations or moist sites with ease. Prune in late winter or early spring if you need to tidy up the mound, but these are neat growing shrubs on their own and won't need much in the way of maintenance. In hotter and drier climates, they do appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over their root systems.

  • Full Shade & Partial Shade/Part Sun
  • Average to Moist Soil
  • Any Well-Drained Location
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Highly Adaptable & Tolerates Urban Conditions

With brilliant color and ease of care, you can’t go wrong with the adaptable ornamental shrubs offered at! Hurry and order your own Garden Glow Dogwood bush today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Garden Glow Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus hessei 'Garden Glow'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Lime Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant